What is Meditation?Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit.It includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.(source: wikipedia). Its actually a state of thoughtful awareness and of deep peace that occurs when our mind is quiet but still completely alert. It is not just the concentration on one thing or one thought.
Meditation has ancient history and has been practiced by people from all over the world from every religion.
Benefits of Meditation:
Benefits of meditation are limitless and beyond our expectations. A calm and serene mind can improve concentration, perception of clarity, improve communication skills uncover the hidden talents, enhance your inner strength, heal your body, mind and soul with your inner energy etc. Every human being has the ability to heal himself/herself with the inner energy through the power of meditation.
Here are few benefits of meditation:
1- It brings the mind to a peaceful level.
2- It helps in stress relief.
3- It increases the flow of blood and slows down the heart rate.
4- Keeps blood pressure in control who suffer from high blood pressure.
5- Enhances the immune system
6- Helps in weight loss
7- Reduces emotional distress
8- Decreases the aging process
9- Helps in curing headaches and migraines
10- relaxes our nervous system
11- Helps in building self-confidence
12- Helps control our negative thoughts
13- Increases creative abilities
14- Improves memory and our learning abilities
15- Develops intuition
16- Helps in improving relations with people at work and home.
17- Develops will power
18- Increases higher intelligence
19- Helps in reducing anger
20- Increases wisdom and deeper understanding of ourselves
21- Creates a deeper relationship with God (The Creator)
22- Helps in learning forgiveness
23- Helps in eliminating egoistic feelings
24- Our mind, body and soul works in alignment
25- Experience the sense of oneness that we are the part of this universe.
26- Meditating on specific coloured lights helps in curing different diseases.
The benefits are limitless with none of the side effects. Most importantly it's free to do, no money needed to invest, only time is invested that is only 10-20 min per day. So why don't we meditate despite its numerous benefits. The answer might be that "we don't have time" or our life is too hectic and noisy that we don't have time to spend with ourselves. This is the time to urge ourselves to meditate, and it should be our top priority.